Gramsci's Historicism

A Realist Interpretation

By Esteve Morera

© 2010 – Routledge

236 pages

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Paperback: 9780415615877
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About the Book

First published in 1990, this book is a comprehensive study of Gramsci's Quaderni, and gives the reader a penetrating account of the structure of Gramsci's thought. The author draw on many materials and sources, making accesible to the English-speaking reader a wide range of texts otherwise only available in Italian, French, Spanish, and Catalan. His book sheds light on Gramsci's basic philosophical and methodological principles, and will be useful as an introduction to Gramsci for students of political science, sociology, social science, history, and philosophy, as well as to scholars in the field.


'A great merit of Morera's book is that it does focus centrally on Gramsci's epistemology and on his relation to historicism. In doing so it also provides a clear and accessible guide to debates surrounding these questions in Gramsci's work and delivers one of the best available discussions of the various meanings of historicism in Gramsci's writings' - Ali Rattansi, The Open University

Table of Contents

1. Historicism 2. A General Interpretation of Gramsci's Historicism 3. History and Politics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General